Fwd: Stefan's Florilegium files for May
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Subject: [SCA-AS] Stefan's Florilegium files for May
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 00:25:13 -0500
From: Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous@...>
Reply-To: Arts and Sciences in the SCA <artssciences@...>
Greetings to the Gentles of the Known World,
Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for May, detailing what is
new in the Florilegium this month.
If you know someone who has written a good article on some aspect of
the SCA or of the time period and cultures we study, please urge them
to contact me and send a copy of their article for possible inclusion
in the Florilegium. This is a good way for them to get some
recognition for their work as well as help or entertain other folks
across the Known World. Class handouts and A&S documentation are also
good sources of info that others may find useful.
As mentioned below, May is also the anniversary of the SCA. 40 Years.
Wow. From this perspective things often look like they were pre-
ordained and that the SCA was meant to be the way it is. Not
necessarily. See the various files in the SCA-STORIES section of the
Florilegium for stories of the early days of the SCA. And if you were
around in the early days, please consider writing up something, from
a simple message to an article about those early days for the
Florilegium and let those of us who weren't playing then, know what
it was like.
A Blending of the Past and Present
Over the past sixteen years in an ongoing effort, I have been
collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail
lists and articles submitted to me by their authors. In order to make
this information available to others, I have placed this information
in a series of files I call Stefan's Florilegium.
The Florilegium is on the web at: http://www.florilegium.org
I am always interested in new articles. If you have written an
article that would be of interest to others in the SCA, please send
it to me for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. Contact me for
I am also interested in volunteers who might be interested in helping
me maintain the Florilegium. Everything from collecting materials,
editing and web work is needed. Again, please contact me for more
For those who would like to help support the Florilegium project in
another way, I have added a PayPal donation button on the top page of
the site. Any donations, while not tax deductible, do help pay the
overhead costs of keeping the site running.
THLord Stefan li Rous Ansteorra stefan at florilegium.org
Here are the new files for this month:
In the CHIVALRY section:
oaths-lnks Links to info on oaths of fealty, loyalty
and homage by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon
In the FOOD section:
chestnuts-msg Medieval harvesting and use of chestnuts.
In the FOOD-BREADS section:
bagels-msg Period bagels.
In the FOOD-SWEETS section:
candied-peels-art "Candied Fruit Peel" by Dame Alys Katharine.
In the FOOD-UTENSILS section:
cooking-pots-art “The Vassal with the Vessel” by Mistress
Andrea MacIntyre, OM, OSC, OBT.
In the FOOD-VEGETABLES section:
lentils-msg Period lentil dishes and comments on lentils.
in the SCA-EVENT-PLANNING section:
waterbearing-art "Waterbearing As I See It" by Lady Zubeydah
Here are some of the updated files.
bread-msg Medieval breads and grains.
breadmaking-msg Period bread recipes and re-creations.
cabbages-msg Period cabbages. Broccoli, Cauliflower,
Brussel Sprouts. Recipes.
clothng-forms-msg Commercial and homemade clothing forms.
kumiss-msg Mongol drink made from mare's milk.
leavening-msg Period leavening agents other than yeast.
nuts-msg Nuts, acorns, nut flours in medieval foods.
soapstone-msg Use of Soapstone in period. Modern sources.
vanilla-msg The vanilla bean in late-period Europe.
vegetables-msg Period vegetables. Recipes.
May first is celebrated as the anniversary of the SCA. If you are new
to the SCA, or just like learning more about what it was like in
earlier days in the SCA, I recommend you take a look at the files in
the SCA-STORIES section. There are first-hand accounts of the early
days of the SCA and of many of the kingdoms in there, as well as some
SCA stories and a lot of humor.
Copyright 2006, Mark S. Harris.
Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted
if the contents are left unchanged and the author is notified of the
publication. Notification may be by email and reformatting is allowed.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****
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